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Senior Frontend Architect & Full Stack Engineer


San Francisco, CA, USA


Job Type:


$176,000 - $240,000

About the Role:  Our Senior Frontend Architect & Full Stack Software Engineer will work on building our software system and improving it to deliver a better user experience.

We expect that the engineer will take ownership over a whole product (e.g. an entire application, or suite of services). In additional to delivering solid and maintainable software, they should understand company dynamics and good process.

Senior engineers often wear an additional “tech lead” hat. This means they take on the (thankless) work of project management and process oversight. They keep the trains running on time. Note that a tech lead does not have direct reports and does not boss people around; they lead by gravitas.

This role reports to: Jing Conan Wang, our CTO


  • The candidate should own the development and rollout for an entire product, or large project.

  • The candidate should champion process (TDD, etc)., write tech specs and identifies risks before starting major projects, sets standards, goes out of their way to reduce complexity. As needed, takes on additional responsibilities for driving an initiative to completion.

Requirements for this role:

  • Deep knowledge in JavaScript/Typescript and React

  • Familiar with Frontend build systems

  • Familar with Python and web backend

  • Deep knowledge of how to build great user experiences across platforms

  • Proactively improve the dev workflow and process

  • Can effectively drive the productivity and workflow for the whole team

  • Follow the ARCI, and be accountable and trustworthy team member. Always close the loop and be proactive in communication

  • Understand the root cause of issues and can implement systematic solution that prevents it from happening

  • Be able to effectively remove blockers and figure out solution for complex problems

  • Can oversee and drive projects forward.

  • Have end-to-end ownership. Make sure to ensure product excellence.

  • Effective communicator

  • Owns the development and rollout for an entire product, or large project. Champions process (Scrum, TDD, etc). Writes tech specs and identifies risks before starting major projects. Sets standards. Goes out of their way to reduce complexity. As needed, takes on additional responsibilities for driving an initiative to completion.

The ideal candidate also:

  • Deep knowledge in the Python backend (Our backend codebase is largely built in Python)

  • Have experience of being mentored and coached by other teammates

What does "Great" look like for this role?

  • Living our shared values

  • Be able to deliver and execute with minimal guidance

  • Operate with a growth mindset

  • Ability to balance speed with long-term thinking

  • Proactively thinking about system improvement and unblocking fellow team members

  • Has adaptability & change agility — this is an ever-changing role with many surprises in store!

Our North Star Metric (NSM) is Skyrocketing!

Our NSM is how we measure usage and has recently surged 100X. It's a measure of the breadth x depth of usage of our product. Learn more about the NSM here.


Life at Storytell







We transforming AI tooling into better outcomes for enterprise knowledge workers using an approach we call DistillAI

Storytell is an early-stage venture-backed startup with some incredible investors including Eric Ries and Brian McClendon. We are looking for incredible people who share our values, including:

We are building a remote-friendly company. The Founders are based in the San Francisco Bay area and we work in a distributed manner across several US time zones.
Learn about our Vision, Mission and Strategy:

We are building AI-driven platform that converts any content into Story Tiles™ and uses AI & ML to create useful knowledge — “stories” — to break down organizational silos internally, and fuel go-to-market and recruiting efforts externally.

Dig into our Vision, Mission and Strategy here.

Our Shared Values:

We believe that being aligned on our shared values is the foundation of how we build, belong, and how we show up for each other and to the broader ecosystem. You can find our shared values here.

Don't Meet Every Single Requirement?

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Storytell we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

We offer you an opportunity to:

  • Work directly with our C-level executive team

  • Exercise your problem-solving skills

  • Learn the fundamentals of a startup

  • Grow in your career journey through support on many dimensions, such as:

  • 1:1s

  • Regular trainings

  • Learning and practicing clean communication

  • Build our systems and processes

  • Make a huge contribution to the future of Storytell, AI – and the world!

  • We will support you if you want to become a Founder someday

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